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Jesus and Pacifism: An Exegetical and Historical Investigation

Jesus and Pacifism: An Exegetical and Historical Investigation

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In recent decades, the ideal of pacifism has gone from the margins to the mainstream, first among liberal Protestantism and more recently among evangelicals as well. Frustrated with the misguided militarism of the Christian Right, many young Christians have turned to the works of Stanley Hauerwas, and John Howard Yoder, seeking a more authentic way to walk in the way of Jesus. In this book, Andrew Fulford shows that these arguments, while well-intentioned, fail to take seriously the whole biblical witness and even the teaching of Jesus, and recommends that contemporary Christians troubled by the scourge of violence look instead to the magisterial Protestant just war tradition.

Author: Andrew a. Fulford
Publisher: Davenant Press
Published: 11/28/2016
Pages: 128
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.29lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.00w x 0.27d
ISBN: 9780692812723

About the Author
Andrew A. Fulford is a Ph.D candidate in Historical Theology at McGill University. He has published articles on political theory and the doctrine of Scripture in the Protestant Reformation, and is a columnist at the web journal The Calvinist International. The Davenant Trust supports the renewal of Christian wisdom for the contemporary church. We seek to sponsor historical scholarship at the intersection of the church and academy, build networks of friendship and collaboration within the Reformed and evangelical world, and equip the saints with time-tested resources for faithful public witness. See more at

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